Monday, April 27, 2009

It's BLOG TOUR TIME!!!!

WELCOME to TOUR #2, STOP #6!



Hi! My name is Lori, and I'm SO glad to meet you! If you've already been on the tour for a few stops, I'm thrilled that you've stopped here, too! If you're just getting on the Blog Tour here, I KNOW you're going to have a lot of fun!!! There is blog candy, explained after the samples - as well as the next stop on the Blog Tour!! If you want to see the cards bigger, just click on any picture!

My feature from the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Oval All stamp set and the scallop oval punch. This is a GREAT set and punch - I'm having SO much fun with it!


Before we get to the show, I'd like to remind you that you have a GREAT opportunity right now with the GET CONNECTED special! For every $40 from the Occasions Mini Catalog you purchase, you may choose one free item from the "Under $10" Page in the Idea Book & Catalog FREE!! They're listed here for your convenience. :)

Item Description Retail Price
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit $9.95
116210 Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit $9.95
114494 Forever single stamp $5.95
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp $7.95
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp $6.95
114490 Glad Friends single stamp $5.95
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp $7.95
114496 Celebrations single stamp $7.95
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp $6.95
114552* Gracias single stamp $5.95
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp $5.95


Now, ON WITH THE SHOW! We'll start with a simple card, and work our way up. I'll do basic recipes; things should be pretty self-explanatory, but if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask me!


Stamp sets: OVAL ALL, Boho Backgrounds


Card stocks: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Real Red


Inks: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Summer Sun, Real Red


Accessories: Scallop oval punch, corner rounder, large oval punch, dimensionals

There are lots of potential color combos for this easy card! It reminds me of a circus. :D




The next card takes it a little further. To do the centers of the background flowers, I mixed some Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and Certainly Celery re-inker. That's also the dots on the oval scallop punch! For the flower on the oval punch, I stamped it twice - once in Pixie Pink, the next in Pretty in Pink, and cut them out. I curled the edges with my fingernail, and sponged the edges a bit. Then, they're put on top of the oval punch with dimensionals, and I used a little bit of Crystal Effects on the edges of them and on a few little places in the rest of the stamp; I smeared some CE over the words, and poured Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over it. It's SOOOOOO sparkly!


Stamp sets: OVAL ALL, Simple Friendship

Card stocks: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink

Inks: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Certain Celery

Accessories: Scallop oval punch, Crystal Effects, Certainly Celery re-inker, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, large oval punch, ticket corner punch, dimensionals


This one is actually really simple! It's a 3"x3" card - great for putting on a gift! It uses one of my all-time favorite tools, the Big Shot! :)
Stamp set: OVAL ALL

Card stocks: Whisper White, brushed silver

Inks: Encore silver metallic

Accessories: Scallop oval punch, Big Shot, Stampin' Up!® exclusive Texturz Plates, large oval punch, silver embossing powder, embossing buddy, dimensionals, Mini square envelopes




This is the last sample for today - but come back tomorrow, and I'll show you at least two more! :) I've had a great time playing with this stamp set and punch - it's really versatile, and super simple to use!

ANYWAY. :) The rose and smaller flowers and leaves are cut from Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, and I cut the interior sections and stacked them with dimensionals. Again, I curled and inked the edges. I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to place the glitter exactly where I wanted it. :)

I am NOT a good ribbon-gatherer; this is the first time I've tried on a card, and anyone who comes to my classes KNOWS I'm not good with anything that needs to be STRAIGHT. :D But I really like it on this card!

Stamp set: OVAL ALL

Card stocks: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Scallop oval punch, eyelet border punch, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, large oval punch, 2-way glue pen, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon

I hope you've enjoyed the samples today!!! To enter to win my blog candy (a surprise package!), just leave a comment telling me which one you liked the best and why! :) AND how to get ahold of you!!!

Your next stop on the Blog Tour is LINK REMOVED! It's a GREAT stop on the tour - you'll love her style. She has wonderful ideas to show you!


Have a WONDERFUL time - and enjoy sightseeing on the rest of the tour!

119 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lori, great job with your samples. My favorite is the little 3x3 card. I may try this one for an upcoming wedding. Thanks for sharing. Mary Campbell jjjcamp@hotmail.com

bjkissler@yahoo.com said...

Thanks Lori for a chance at the blog candy. I love your card with the gathered ribbon. Looks great to me!!!! Beverly

yaphastamps said...

I love your 3x3 card! It is simple and elegant! Perfect for weddings!

Barb S. (FL) said...

My absolutely fav was 'Best Wishes' - it's so elegant looking. The others are great too so it was alittle hard to choose.
TFS & the chance to win some blog candy,
Barb S (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Denise said...

I like card #3. It's simple but elegant and I will be trying it for my brother's wedding. Thanks for sharing.

MaryR said...

beautiful cards - lvoe the glitte r- my favorite is the first one - great layout, bright colors - fun pop to it

Janet said...

The 3x3 card is my favorite. I love little gift cards and this one is darling with the Big Shot embossing. Very elegant. TFS
Janet Hindman
jjhindman@comcast.net

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

I liked the first card best, maybe because of all the colors looking so spring like. And I love surprises, hope to win! terriavidreader@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Lori,
I love the simple 3x3 card with the silver embossing. So elegant, yet simple.
I check your site regularly.
Thanks,
Bev Farmer
Inthedell3@zoominternet.net

Susan said...

Thanks for some great ideas. I love the second and third card both for different. How clever to mix things to get the sparkle on the 2nd card and I love the feel of the 3rd card. Would be great for a special occasion like a wedding or and anniversary. Thanks again for the tip and your creative spirit. Choo, choo, on to the next stop.

fitnfunfam@aol.com

Lorie said...

All your cards are lovely but I love the Best Wishes anniversary/wedding card. I may have to CASE you on that one! :o)

Tami Black said...

Lori,

Loved the 3x3 as it looks to me like a fabulous wedding tag! Love the colors and the embossing -- very pretty! Also, love the ribbon detail and will defintely case this!

Deborah said...

I love all the cards! But I think I will go with the rose one. Love the colors and I love roses. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
craftydeb2@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
All cards are nice, but I have to say the ribbon pleating card definately caught my eye!!
It's next on my list to make.
Thanks for sharing,
Lou
lourdesfay@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I liked the secind card the best although #3 was a close second, thanks for the ideas Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

Anonymous said...

My favorite card is the 3X3 with Metallic Silver Ink. I love the simple elegance.
karen_rossiter@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Great job. Love the white and silver best wishes - so elegant!
Dawn (dbullock28@comcast.net)

Nicole Tugrul said...

My favorite is the 3x3. I love the simplicity and elegance!

Sharon said...

I LOVE your 3x3 - it's perfect for a wedding gift! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon
skmcneely@sbcglobal.net

Elaine said...

Lori,
Definitely the wedding card, really beautiful

phylliszart@yahoo.com said...

My favorite is the wedding card, very nice! Phyllis

Kate Cecil said...

I love your 3x3 card. The textures plate is one of my favorite big shot accessories. thanks so much for sharing your ideas on this blog tour!

Audrey said...

I just bought this stamp set and the scalloped punch. Now I have some great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!! Blessings,
Audrey

jmniffer said...

I liked all the cards but thought the tip for CE, Dazzling Diamonds and reinker on the second card made it the bes. Thanks for the chance to win! jmniffer

Debbie said...

I love your 3X3 gift card...excellent card for those up coming weddings!

Charla said...

I love the second card and I love this tour!!! Thanks for participating!

manybooks said...

Wow - your projects are wonderful! This set and punch are probably my favs from this catalog. I love the simple silver and white card - thanks for sharing!

Deidre Mooney said...

i like the white and silver card..it is so elegant! Thanks for the chance!! Deidre M

Patti C said...

I really liked the 3x3 card. It was simple & elegant. Could even be made larger to use as a wedding card.
Great job!
nym1fan@earthlink.net

Carol O. said...

I love your gift card. VERY classy. Thanks for sharing!

KellyRae said...

Thanks for the tour stop. My favorite is your ruffled ribbon card. I have trouble with that technique and you did an awesome job with it.
mail AT kellyrae DOT com

Pammybaby said...

Love your projects, Lori! My fave is the last one, because I love the ruffled ribbon on it! I've never done that before, and now think I'll try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

carolm said...

my favorite is the gift card. very elegant.

however, all of your projects are great!

cheers ~ carolmarbach77@yahoo.com

Margaret R said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Tough decision but my fave is the 3x3 gift card with silver.. so elegant!

Anonymous said...

I like the 1st card love the bright colors and polka dots.
Beth
bethbuzz@live.com

Jan Mengel said...

Hi Lori,
What great cards! But my favorit is #4. It is absolutely beautiful. Just gorgeous - Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Love the way you used the ribbon on the rose card!

Shirley said...

I definitely love the fabulous friend blog. It's so elegant and just..... beautiful!!!

Terri in Texas said...

I liked the 3x3 note card. It will be perfect for a wedding gift I have to send very soon. Using the texturz plate add a touch of elegance. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Lori they are all gorgeous but........my favorite is the 2nd one where you added the glitter and reinker to the Crystal Effects for that wonderful background.

Debbie said...

I love the 3 X 3 gift card... I think it's a winner for some up coming wedding we have this summer.

Wynona said...

Love the best wishes card- simply beautiful!!!

Wynona said...

oops- forgot email-
nona@ringostuber.com

Ms Rae said...

Love each card so much it's hard to choose. But I must say my favorite is the card with all the Crystal Effects. I love that stuff and glitter. I love how you mixed it with ink refill. The colors are limitless. Great card. Keep up the good work. I'm Rae
Msraes.Scrapbiz@yahoo.com

Jane said...

I just loved your little 3 x 3, my son is getting married in August and guess which card is going on the shower gift. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Lori,
Your projects are wonderful, so very pretty. Wonderful use of the oval stamp set and punch! It's hard to pick but I think I really love the simple elegance of the 3 project. (not in for the blog candy) I just wanted to comment :)
Thanks so much for joining in the blog tour!
Diane

Bonnie said...

I loved the 3 x 3 card. Very simple but elegant!

stampmiser said...

I love the Best Wishes silver/white card. It is so gorgeous and looks fancy, too!! I am at stampmiser@prodigy.net

Debbie said...

Hi, my favorite was the 3x3 Best Wishes card. Very elegant! Good Job!

Debbie
Dklessley2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Your 3X3 was my favorite, because it was very elegant yet so simple to do.
you can email me at
4daisy@twcny.rr.com

Susan Shields said...

Love your 3X3....it's very elegant looking!!!
Great job showcasing your product!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Shelley said...

I really like the second card. I LOVE the look of crystal effects and glitter. I never thought to add the reinker! Great idea and I can't wait to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana said...

Best Wishes is my favorite, it is a simple card.
akadi14@aol.com

Carolyn said...

Lori,I love the one with the Bella Rose paper and the silver and white one, both so elegant. thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

Jenn D said...

What pretty samples. I love the ribbon on the rose card.

Betsey Terry said...

I think my favorite is the Best Wishes card..I love the gathered ribbon..but the Best Wishes one is so clean and simple!

Kat said...

This is my favorite stamp set in the mini. I love the 3x3 wedding enclosure card. I may just have to CASE it.

margaret said...

I like them all! The wedding card is my fav. I like the simplicity and elegance of it.

Linda said...

Lori, great samples using the punch! My favorite is definitely the white and silver one! You do wonderful work! Great samples!

Regina Van Lieu said...

My favorite one is the 3x3 card it's just so elegant with brushed silver cs, the textured cs and the embossing. Just love it!
Regina Van Lieu
busyworkn@att.net

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects-thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

My favorite is the 3x3 card! So elegant and so simple!!

Karen said...

Thanks for using my favorite in the mini! I liked your samples...something for everyone. My personal favorite was the 3 x 3. It just stands out as a clean, yet elegant, card that could be used in so many different ways by just a quick change of sentiment or color.

Alicia L. (OK) said...

Lori,
I loved your cards. My favorite is the 3 x 3 card. It looks so elegant. I think it is perfect for weddings.
Alicia

Stacy Bennett said...

I love the second card! Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery is my favorite color combo and glitter has to be my favorite type of "bling!". Thanks for the great blog candy!

aklong@swbell.net said...

Lori,
I loved your cards. My favorite is the 3x3 card. It looks so elegant. I think it is perfect for weddings.
Alicia

Anonymous said...

awesome
I love the sparkly one the best. Want to see it in person.

Anonymous said...

that was me
Barbara Carr

Tiearra said...

I like #2-why, cause I love the silver embossing...Thanks for sharing...
brwneyed_mommy@yahoo.com

njburk said...

My favorite, if I had to choose one, would be the one with the Manhattan Die. You did a wonderful job with it--it looks like Icing!
I also like how you used the eyelet & other border punches together.
Thanks for being another great stop on the tour!
Nola

Stampin' With Angie said...

My favorite is the 3x3 card! It's so simple and elegant...VERY pretty!
Angie
StampinWithAngie(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan Timmerman said...

I LOVE your second card. Thanks for the info on how you did the centers of the flowers!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I like the white and silver card. It is very elegant!

Thanks for participating in the tour--it has been wonderful visiting all the blogs.

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I like the white and silver card. It is very elegant!

Thanks for participating in the tour--it has been wonderful visiting all the blogs.

Stamping Ideas With Peg said...

I love your wedding card

Charlotte Cook said...

LOve the 3 x 3 wedding card! Beautiful, Elegant and simple! All your work is great! Hard to choose! Thanks for the tour!
Charlotte Cook
cacook10@bellsouth.net

Tina B said...

I really like the little white and silver card, very effective!

Deb B said...

hi Lori. Can't wait to come back and really dig through your blog. You've some adorable cards!! I think my fav is the 3x3 with the silver encore ink and silver EP. Very easy to do, yet produces such an elegant result.
Deb B.
Stampindebs at aol dot com

Denise Kay Foor said...

Love what you did with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing. The card with the rose is my fav.

denise_in_pa@embarqmail.com

Alicia said...

Your samples are AWESOME! I would have to say that my favorite is the white and silver 3 x 3 card. It's just stunning! Thanks so much for the fun blog hop!!
Alicia
alicia.graham@comcast.net

Stampndragon said...

I love the Best Wishes card...simple yet, so elegant.
Cindy Ferenz
stampndragon@comcast.net

Ramblin Rose said...

Tough choice but I think I have to pick the 3 x 3 silver and white card. It's just so elegant.

R Urbanic
ramblinr43@gmail.com

jeannen2 said...

I loved the little 3x3 wedding card! So elegant and pretty! TFS!

dke77ga said...

I love the 3x3 gift note enclosure. It is simple and elegant and so fast to make. Great idea!

Debbie Elliott
dke77ga@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

I liked the 3 X 3 card the best. It would make a great gift card for so many occasions. Thanks for the tour stop.

Jamie A. said...

Hi Lori! Lovin all the samples, but the first one is my favorite. It is so fun and vibrant! Perfect for birthdays, thank yous or just about anything. Thanks so much for sharing!

kchristensen said...

I love the 3x3 card the best. It's so elegant with the silver embossing and the texturz background.

STAMPIN4TK said...

Love all the cards you made with this set. I think the first used with the bright colors caught my eye.

Betty Kincannon said...

I love all your cards, but especially the 3x3 White & Silver card. I think it is very elegant looking. Thanks for being part of the tour.

Betty Kincannon
angels@gci.net

Anonymous said...

Great blog tour! I enjoyed looking thru your blog and at your great samples.
cindyb

Joyce Spear said...

Although I usually pick out the most colorful cards as my favorites, this time around my favorite sample is the silver and white card. It's so elegant!

Smiles,
Joyce Spear
stamperjoyce@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the 3x3 Best Wishes Card. Perfect for a wedding!
Very Elegant.
Thanks for sharing!
Tracy O'Keefe
tjokeefe02@fuse.net

Barbara said...

Great job with this stamp set....just love the 3x3 wedding card! Beautiful!

sharon_canter said...

I love the 3x3 gift enclosure card. It is "simply elegant"!
Sharon C.
sharon_canter@bellsouth.net

Brenda Marshall said...

Lori I LOVE how you made that little 3 x 3 card, especially how you ran the ENVELOPE through the texture plates, never thought of that before! My brain hurts from all the new things I've seen today!

Heather A said...

Lori, my fave is the 3x3 card. It looks really sharp. TFS.

Julie A. said...

Hi Lori-

I like the 3x3 card the most. I love the Ovals on the front and the texturz too! This is perfect to put on a wedding gift.

Thank you for sharing your samples and for the chance to win!

Julie A.
thearvins@verizon.net

Faith said...

I really liked the 3 x 3 card.... I forget about this size and how easy to make a gift card to go along with a goodie... Thanks so much for posting...
Faith

Karen said...

I love your gift card! Simple understated elegance is the way to go. Thank you for sharing your art and inspiration.

Darlene L said...

The white card is just so elegant just my style. Very well done. Thanks for being a part of the blog tour. It is fun meeting new SU friends.
djstamper2003 at yahoo . com

mayinkzoo94 said...

love your white card- just makes me want to buy the textures sizzix! Thanks so muc for doing this!

PAS said...

My favorite is the third card which I find very elegant. This tour is very inspiring.

Mary Davis said...

I really can't choose because I love them all. Great Job Lori. Thanks for the tour.

TABray said...

I really like your first card. It's so fun and colorful, but I think the 3rd one outshines them all. It packs quite a punch for such a small card!
mz.teri@sbcglobal.net

Scotts of Paradise said...

Thought I didn't need that stamp set and
Punch. Thanks for enabling me. Lowea003@Hawaii.rr.com

Kathy said...

I love the 3x3 Best Wishes card-it is so elegant!

Kay said...

Hi- I love the 3 x 3 card the best! Very simple but very elegant!!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Kay Mespelt (petking@vcn.com)

edith said...

Love the white Best Wishes card - so elegant! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy :)

thethinker at shaw dot ca

Stamp/nScrap said...

I'd say my favorite is the 3x3 white best wishes note card - it's just so simple, clean and elegant! Cheryl
lovetostampandscrap@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

I liked your first card w/ the Boho backgrounds in the different colors. It's not too hard to duplicate, but it really has a pow to it.

Deborah Vanderburg
dwv@vanderburg.org

rush8888 said...

the little card - white and silver - is so clean and elegant. i have been working on making gift tags. this has been added to my list!

abbartski said...

love the 3*3 card. the embossing is nice and the oval scallop adds a touch of elegance.
imstamphappy@optonline.net

Cindy said...

Thanks for the great ideas. Your cards are so beautiful and you make them look easy to make.

Cindy
chardin77@comcast.net

wendya619@ said...

I love the bold colors and polka dots of the first card and the classy dry embossing with white and silver on the third card.

Kathy said...

My favorite is the favorite friend card, where you made the pink flower 3D. Beautiful! I will check back tomorrow to see if I win!

Scraprelief said...

I love the polka dots "just for you" soo cute. Thank you for the tour, Julie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects!
I like the 3 X 3 card the best - it is so elegant!
Carolee

pamcherold said...

thanks so much for sharing such great idea. So sweet.Love those ovals.

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